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Fred. Olsen cancel all ocean cruises until Mid May

Fred. Olsen cancel all ocean cruises until Mid May

Postby Peka » 13 Mar 2020 16:20

Fred. Olsen have just announced that they are to "pause our ocean cruise operations until 23rd May."

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines wrote:You will know that, along with many other cruise and travel companies, we are facing challenging and unprecedented times at the moment.

With the ongoing situation with COVID-19, multiple port closures and the recent government advisory for cruise travel, we believe it is currently impossible for us to offer our guests the holiday experience that we promise.

We have therefore taken the difficult decision to pause our ocean cruise operations until 23rd May.

Our priority now is to get all existing guests and crew home as safely and comfortably as possible. Any subsequent itineraries will not go ahead once the current cruises have come to an end.

For the time being our river ship Brabant is not affected by the pause in operations and our season will commence as planned on 6th April.


Full statement here March to May cruises
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Postby Gillzajoker » 14 Mar 2020 11:00

Thanks for the update, Peka. :D
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Re: Fred. Olsen cancel all ocean cruises until Mid May

Postby Peka » 26 Mar 2020 11:58

Almost Four Freds in Forth of Firth!

Explains why three soon to be four are "cruising" up and down the Forth of Firth, should have been Funchal!
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Postby Peka » 29 Mar 2020 11:19

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Postby Camela » 29 Mar 2020 12:14

Nice photograph though.
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Postby Gillzajoker » 30 Mar 2020 14:22

I think it may well be extended beyond that date, also :cry:
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Postby Camela » 30 Mar 2020 23:16

Seabourn emailed us today to the same effect so our cruise is cancelled. So it's refund or 125% credit. Tempting but I'm not sure I want to be tied to one line as I think there will eventually be some cracking offers across the industry.
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